Episode #8 of Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End will introduce a battle between Frieren and a demon, following the surprising ending of episode #7. The outcome of the battle could cause tension between Frieren and the town’s lord, leading to potential conflicts and further exploration of the demons’ true nature. The arrival of the demons sets the stage for future encounters and will play an important role in shaping Frieren’s journey throughout the series.
After introducing a new cast of villains in episode #7, Freezing: Beyond Journey’s End is ready to pit its protagonists against them in the episode #8. This could lead to another rare but stunning animated fight scene in the film, part of what makes Madhouse’s anime adaptation so great. Even if not, it would still be cool to see Frieren and the demons clash, as they are both very compelling characters.
What Time Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Volume #8 released
Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End episode #8 will air in Japan at 11pm Japan Standard Time (JST) on Friday, October 27. It will air simultaneously on Crunchyroll on October 27 at 8 a.m. Pacific Time (PDT), 10 a.m. Central Time (CT), and 12 noon Eastern Time (EST). For Frieren fans in the UK, the episode will air at 17:00 British Summer Time (BST). The release date for the dubbed version of the episode is currently unknown, but it will likely premiere on Crunchyroll or Funimation at a later date.
What happened in Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Episode #7?
In issue #7, Frieren, Fern, and Stark arrive at a town in the Northern Lands where peace negotiations are underway with the demons after a long series of battles. Upon seeing these demonic messengers, Frieren intended to kill them but was stopped by the town’s knights and thrown into a dungeon. The town’s lord then tried to kill the demons to avenge his son, but they managed to get away with it with a fabricated story. Since the nearly immortal Frieren was the only one left who knew their true demonic nature, one of the young demons descended into the dungeon and confronted her in her cell, ready to kill her.
Freezing: Beyond Journey’s End Episode #8 will feature Freezing fighting a demon
With the surprise ending of episode #7, episode #8 will likely begin with the battle between the demon and Frieren. However, if Frieren is as strong as she says, this may not be an even battle. With the demon dead, this may cause some more tension between Frieren and the town’s lord, who has recently pledged to engage in peace negotiations with the demon emissaries. It could also awaken him that the demons do not want peace and cause him to try to kill the other messengers. Regardless, there’s sure to be plenty of conflict with these intriguing new villains as the revolutionary fantasy anime Frieren explores them further.
Now that the demons have been introduced and their true nature explained, it will be interesting to see how the series uses them in the future. Given that Frieren and her party are currently in the Northern Lands, it is likely that they will continue to encounter them even after leaving the town they are currently in. Freezing: Beyond Journey’s End Episode #8 thus setting an important precedent for how Frieren deals with these enemies that will likely continue for the rest of the series.
Do not miss Freezing: Beyond Journey’s End episode #8 when it airs on Crunchyroll on October 27, 2023.